We have back and forth series going on with the Islanders vs. Bruins. We’re four games and and we head into Game 5 with a tied series. It’s like looking at twins play, with it’s slight differences. One of the interesting facts in this series is that it’s the only series where no team has had more than a one game lead. They are definitely duking it out in the East.
Game 3 will be played in front of a New York crowd, which can get really loud. Let’s dive into this expert preview of Game 3 of the Bruins vs. Islanders series, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and predictions. Be sure to check out for more Stanley Cup Playoffs odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Islanders vs. Bruins Game 5 Information
- When: Monday, June 7th, 2021, 6:30 PM ET
- Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: NBCSN, SN1, TVAS
- Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Islanders) // The Sports Hub 98.5 FM (Bruins)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Boston Bruins (-192) / OU: 5.0
Why Bet on the New York Islanders?
Game 4 was one that the Islanders needed to win and they did but with it’s difficulties along the way. The game was tied until the third period, when in the last seven minutes of game play, New York was able to get a few goals in to secure the win. One player that has everybody wondering how he missed a goal is Davis Pastrnak. So the NHL odds in this game might seem not to sure for the Isles.
Stats indicate the Islanders averaging 3.20 goals scored per game during the playoffs, with a 2.70 goals scored against average, a 22% success rate in the power play and a penalty kill efficiency of 66.7%. Their goalie Semyon Varlamov has had a lot of work recently. He currently has a GAA o 2.48 and a save percentage of .929 just in the playoffs.
Why Bet on the Boston Bruins?
As Game 5 heads back home, the Bruins will have the home field advantage. And they have three of the top five highest paid pending unrestricted free agents in forward David Krejci, Taylor Hall and goalie Tuukka Rask. They will be looking to consolidate their spot in the team and most likely will want to stay there, so expect a better performance from these three.
The performance from Boston so far has them averaging 3.00 goals score per game, with an average of 2.33 goals conceded per game, a 32.1% power play percentage and a penalty kill effectiveness of 81.3%. Rask will have plenty on his plate tonight. His performance so far in the playoffs is 2.10 in GAA and a save percentage of .926.
Islanders vs. Bruins Betting Trends
- The Islanders are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games.
- The Islanders are 5-10 SU in the last 15 games on the road.
- The totals went over in 5 of the Islanders’ last 7 games.
- The Bruins are 6-2 SU in the last 8 games.
- The Bruins are 11-2 SU in the last 13 games at home.
- The totals went over in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games played on a Monday when at home.
Islanders vs. Bruins Expert Betting Predictions
The numbers on both teams have them neck and neck. We can say the Bruins are slightly superior the Islanders, though that clearly hasn’t provided any type of security for Boston. The Isles are known to flip things around, so this might be the case tonight. This is a hard series to call. Keep your eyes peeled for any changes before game time.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.